God’s Big Story (Bible timeline)

An illustrated Bible timeline, showing God’s unfolding plan of salvation from creation to new creation. Designed by Ian Morrison, care of Engadine & Heathcote Anglican Church. Adapted from Vaughan Robert’s God’s Big Picture (IVP, 2002).

Resurrecting the Gospel (Acts)

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Jesus’ resurrection lies at the heart of the apostles’ preaching throughout the book of Acts.

Although all the themes in the graphic above are integral to the proclamation of the “good news”, the message of the risen Jesus is the single theme that appears in every recorded gospel explanation in the book and is clearly is the motivation that drives them to boldly proclaim Jesus “from Jerusalem … to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

In fact, Paul was renown for simply “preaching Jesus and the resurrection” (17:18) and was ultimately arrested and put on trial because of his belief in the risen Lord Jesus (23:6; 24:21).

Romans: the Big Picture

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A revised overview of Paul’s letter to the Romans (adapted from commentaries by John Stott (IVP) and Douglas Moo (NICNT)). PDF version (252 KB)

This overview aims to show how the main theme of Romans, namely Paul’s gospel of salvation in 1:16-17, is expressed throughout the letter. Paul outlines this theme vertically, i.e. how the gospel impacts our relationship with God in chapters 1-8 ( = faith + hope). Paul outlines this theme horizontally, i.e. how the gospel impacts our relationships with others in 12-16 ( = love). Chapters 9-11 are the bridge from the vertical to the horizontal, i.e. how faith in the gospel redefines the people of God, i.e. Jews and Gentiles together in Jesus.

The Tabernacle mini-model

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A model of the tabernacle, courtyard and furnishings to print out, cut out and assemble. PDF version (292 KB)

Please note: the model works best if printed directly onto light card or printed onto paper and then glued onto card. The template is designed for A4 sheets. But if it’s too fiddly and difficult at this scale, by all means, enlarge the sheets to A3. I haven’t included any instructions with the template, but if you get stuck in the assembly process, please let me know: visualunit.me/contact/

Jerusalem rebuilt

Jerusalem A diagram of the city of Jerusalem, rebuilt under Ezra and Nehemiah in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C., after the return of the Babylonian exiles. Please note that this layout is indicative only, as many of the locations mentioned in Nehemiah are difficult to pinpoint precisely. PDF version (212 KB)